Grant Funding

Here are some links to some funding options currently available for rural businesses. For free support with accessing any of the grant schemes listed below please get in touch.

Farming in Protected Landscapes

From Thursday 1st July farmers in the Peak District National Park will be able to make applications to a new grants programme. Grants of up to £250,000 are up for grabs.

The scheme will provide funding for one-off projects which allow farmers and land managers in the Peak District National Park to:

  • support nature recovery – such as increasing habitats to improve biodiversity or greater connectivity between habitats
  • mitigate the impacts of climate change – such as reducing flood risk or storing more carbon
  • provide opportunities for people to discover, enjoy and understand the landscape and its cultural heritage
  • support nature-friendly and sustainable farm businesses.

You can contact the team of Farm Advisers and Farming in Protected Landscapes Officers by:

  • Email: farming@peakdistrict.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01629 816 270
  • Drop-in at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell. Farm Advisors will be available every Monday from 10am to 2pm

Countryside Stewardship

The Countryside Stewardship grant scheme is currently open for:

  • Mid Tier
  • Wildlife Offers
  • Woodland support grants

Use the link below to find out more.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/countryside-stewardship-get-paid-for-environmental-land-management

Woodland Creation and Maintenance Grant

The Woodlands Creation and Maintenance grant is now open for applications. The payment rates for the grants have not changed, but the application process for the maintenance element of this grant is different. Apply for this grant if you want to create new woodland through Countryside Stewardship.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/woodland-creation-and-maintenance-grant-application-form-countryside-stewardship